Fine Art Print
Turtle / Tortue
By Sara Peck Colby
Open Edition Print
The original artwork is a vintage silkscreen print.
These Animal Prints were silkscreened over two years, 1968-1970. Fresh out of Montréal Museum Ecole des Beaux Arts, I hand-printed them in my parents' attic. The bilingual animals were very popular, and sold through various outlets in Montréal. They could be seen on many a nursery wall, including my own Emma and Graham's. But as the next generation began, I realized I had barely enough prints for my own grandchildren. Fortunately, a friend had carefully archived her complete set of beloved Animal Prints, and she allowed me to use hers to begin a new edition.
Besides silkscreen printing, my interest in art grew into a successful career as a landscape painter. I have been very fortunate to do what I love, and my paintings of peaceful rural spaces are exhibited and in collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Our Fine Art Prints
edna's room's fine art prints are museum quality reproductions and kept to the highest industry standard. Our fine art prints are Giclée produced and made with images that are colour corrected to match the original artwork. We use archival inks and print on acid-free Hahnemuehle paper to ensure the highest quality reproduction available.
All edna’s room fine art prints come with an authenticity card.
The quoted dimensions of print sizes are for the paper size only, not the printed area. Each print contains a minimum border of ½ inch to allow for matting and framing. Our prints are kept true to the original artwork.
When you order your fine art print framed from edna's room, you are ordering custom framing. Our expert framing partners are professional contemporary art framers. They keep to museum quality and have the highest attention to detail when working with your fine art print.
edna’s room sources our wooden frames from an FSC certified company that is active in a global ecosystem reforestation project. The matting is an acid-free, lignen-free four ply mat. It is also alkaline pH buffered, as well as bleed and fade resistant, which means it will not damage the art or discolor. Our matting is neutral white in color.
Our frames are fitted with flawless premium clear acrylic that is shatterproof for shipping purposes. We only use Artcare foamboard for the backer board, which is both an acid-free archival surface and the foam inside absorbs and neutralizes any off-gasses from the foam. This backing does not damage or fade the artwork.
Our standardized custom frames are available for edna’s room fine art prints and photographic prints, for print sizes 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 only.
Framed 8 x 10 fine art prints have a mould size of 1 1/4" wide by 3/4" deep. The outside frame size is 17 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" high for horizontal artwork and 15 1/2" wide x 17 1/2" high for vertical artwork.
Framed 11 x 14 fine art prints have a mould size of 1 1/4" wide by 3/4" deep. The outside frame size is 22 1/2" wide x 19 1/2" high for horizontal artwork and 19 1/2" wide x 22 1/2" high for vertical artwork.
Framed 16 x 20 fine art prints have a mould size of 1 1/4" wide by 3/4" deep. The outside frame size is 29 1/2" wide x 25 1/2" high for horizontal artwork and 25 1/2" wide x 29 1/2" high for vertical artwork.
Our frames are available in black or white. If you would like another choice, or framing for another piece, see custom framing.
If framing is not available for the piece you’ve chosen, we will do our best to accommodate you through a custom framing consultation.
If you would like a consultation and quote, please email us with “custom frame request” in the subject heading, include the details of the piece you’re considering and send to email@example.com
Please note, custom framing runs significantly higher in price than our standard sized frames.
If you still have questions, please see our FAQ page.